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Bad Bobs Temple Bar

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35-37 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 Y891, Ireland
+353 1 677 8860
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (136 reviews)
“wings” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
35-37 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 Y891, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for a bit of food which was delicious and the service was excellent thanks to our lovely waitress Leticia! Ended up staying for the craic and the live music was great. Got wrote off had a great night yeoooo.

Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Me and my friend were on a holiday, we looked for the perfect pub in Temple bar and we found this! Friendly stuff and the best live music! Cheers!

Thank Giulia M
Bad B, Manager at Bad Bobs Temple Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks a million for your great review, we really appreciate it. Really glad you had a good time here! Kind regards, Patrick Mc Gowan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lester was our bartender. He was very friendly, along with everyone else. Food and beer were great! Music was fun.

Thank Chuck B
Bad B, Manager at Bad Bobs Temple Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks a million for your great review, we really appreciate it. Really glad you had a good time here, I'll be sure to pass the compliments on to Lester! Kind regards, Patrick Mc Gowan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in a Sunday afternoon and stayed into the night. The bar itself is interesting and quirky on the inside. We had a great table looking out onto the street. The staff were lovely and attentive. We only ordered drinks, so cannot comment on...More

1  Thank Backdooroz
Bad B, Manager at Bad Bobs Temple Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks a million for your review, we really appreciate it. Really glad you had a good time here! We apologise for the bathroom and will look into this incident, we can assure you it's not a regular recurrence. Kind regards, Patrick Mc Gowan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planned this on-line as we live in the Pacific Northwest USA and it turned out great. Jen from Marketing was quick to email me and accommodate our large party. Once we arrived they had it all sorted out and we just came in and started...More

Thank Allison H
Bad B, Manager at Bad Bobs Temple Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks a million for your review, we really appreciate it. Really glad you had a good time here! Be sure to visit again if you are back in Dublin. Kind regards, Patrick Mc Gowan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Temple Bar is a bar/pub/restaurant area which is worth exploring. As the main Temple Bar-bar tends to be full of tourists on the busy days (okay mondays etc.) a lot of the other bars offers a lot - this is one of them. Great atmosphere...More

Thank Franco R
Bad B, Manager at Bad Bobs Temple Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks a million for your great review, we really appreciate it. Really glad you had a good time here! Kind regards, Patrick Mc Gowan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such great live music and friendly staff! Food was ok, but it doesn’t matter, great fun!!!! I highly recommend!

Thank RCP19
Bad B, Manager at Bad Bobs Temple Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks a million for your great review, we really appreciate it. Really glad you had a good time here! Hope to see you here again soon. Kind regards, Patrick Mc Gowan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us wandered into Bad Bobs for lunch on a day trip to Dublin. What a lucky find! We had a wonderful meal and the service was excellent. The interior was charming and fun and the atmosphere was great, even though it was lunch...More

Thank Christine S
Bad B, Manager at Bad Bobs Temple Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks a million for your great review, we really appreciate it. Really glad you had a good time here and enjoyed our food! Hopefully see you again in the future. Kind regards, Patrick Mc Gowan.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited just after lunch time on a Wednesday. It was reasonably quiet, but still had a nice atmosphere. The staff we friendly and nice to talk to, but the real reason you need to go is the chicken wings! I ordered the starter as...More

Thank Kiki L
Bad B, Manager at Bad Bobs Temple Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks a million for your great review, we really appreciate it. Really glad you had a good time here and enjoyed our famous chicken wings, I'll pass the compliments on to our chef! Kind regards, Patrick Mc Gowan.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me preface this review by saying that we hesitated before getting seated, as the name "Bad Bobs" doesn't really inspire confidence. It's also a bit outside the beaten path. However, I very rarely, give a pub or restaurant five stars, but this place is...More

1  Thank Johan J
Bad B, Manager at Bad Bobs Temple Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks a million for your great review, we really appreciate it. Really glad you had a good time here and enjoyed our live music! Hope to see you here again in the future. Kind regards, Patrick Mc Gowan.

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alison783
26 September 2018|
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Response from ischneidermd | Reviewed this property |
Although thursday is a main "eat-out" evening, I would book a table. Going early, about 6PM helps but I would advise to book. We had the ctch of the day and a veggie burger, both excellent, and off course a Guiness
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madamsawah
7 August 2018|
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Response from GinNTonicEdinburgh | Reviewed this property |
Yes great place to go very welcoming to hen party’s We did cocktail making class and food extreamly impressed with both Great atmosphere very busy late on
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Beatriz P
6 March 2018|
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Response from PTMG1979 | Property representative |
We have over 30 draught beers. What type of beer was it?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
Cuisine
Bar, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35-37 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 Y891, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 8860
  • E-mail
Description
BAD BOBS is one of Dublin's hot-spots for great bar food, cocktails & cold Beer. Serving up all 7 days a week. Bad Bobs also has a great late night scene with fantastic Live Music, Dj's with Saxophonist and dancing across 4 funky floors in the heart of the city. Come find us on Facebook & Twitter!
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